Bike Shaped Objects

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Bike News Review – 3/5/14

U.S. Transportation Secretary says he won’t tolerate ‘crisis’ in bicyclist deaths
Bicycle Retailer – 3/5/14
“When I was the mayor, I helped oversee the development of complete streets in the City of Charlotte, and I also saw an uptick in bicyclist and pedestrian deaths occurring in our city… I didn’t tolerate it as a mayor, and as U.S. Secretary of Transportation we certainly won’t stand still and allow this crisis to slowly build up over time. Our roads should be safe; they should be easy places to travel, no matter how we’re traveling on them.”

Bicycle Network pushes to close door on Melbourne accidents
The Age – 3/5/14
Bicycle Network grades routes by degrees: from no interaction with cars at one extreme to ”too narrow” bicycle lanes on St Kilda Road, where men were found to outnumber women three-to-one.

How a Bike Lane Comes to be, Or Why it Takes so Long to Get That Bikeway
SF Bicycle Coalition – 3/3/14
Ever wonder why it take so long to get a bikeway on the ground in San Francisco? The desperately needed bikeways on Fell and Oak Streets took ten years to get in the ground (and they’re still not complete; permanent planters will replace soft hit posts). The many year process to get a crucial safety improvement can be agonizing and requires a lot of steps.

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